Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011 Family Run @ Manila Ocean Park

Hey mommies! Looking for activities you can do with the kids this summer? Manila Ocean Park has something for you and even your pets! Take them out for a fun-filled day on April 3, 2011 at the Manila Ocean Park. This is the fun run we've been waiting for!

When: April 3, 2011
Venue: Manila Ocean Park
Time 5:30am call time

100 meter dash - kids 6 years old and below
1k run with obstacles (pair) dog and human
3k run with obstacles (pair) family run
5k run open category

Registration Fee
Php200.00 per head on all categories (Children blow 3 years old are free)
Php 50.00 per dog
(Each dog mush have the latest vaccination record upon registration)
Fees are non-refundable

To sign up visit Sumit Media Office on a weekday from 10am-6PM at the 7th Floor Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3 Pioneer St. Mandaluyong City
ROX at B1 Bonifacio High Street
from 1PM to 9PM daily
Manila Ocean Park from now until the event day itself.

For more details about the event check out Good Housekeeping event invite here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Status: Happily Married To My SMART BRO

I'm a mom of a child with autism, I try to make a living with my blogs and I'm in a long distance relationship.  With this situation I am in I can say that I am married to my computer and my internet connection and I'm not planning to get a divorce anytime soon.

Why should I get a divorce when I'm happily married to my personal broadband connection who's been with me through thick and thin.

On being a mom of a CWA:
My daughter likes to watch Barney and Dora the Explorer.  She also loves listening to pop music.  Because of my ever reliable internet connection I am able to download Barney and Dora episodes that she likes to watch repeatedly.   Her playlist is always updated too because we can upload songs on her iPod right away.  I'm also updated of the latest news regarding autism because I'm subscribe to it on Google Alert, my email always tells me when there's a new discovery or news and breaktrhough.

On being a blogger who tries to make a living out of it:
I maintain a significant number of blogs that I used for international paid/sponsored post opportunities, I can say that its my bread and butter now.   Because of this I need my reliable internet connection so I can do my blogging and complete my online tasks.  If not I don't know how I'm gonna pay for all my bills!  I'm sure most of the people who work online knows that intermittent connection or even renting at an internet cafe is not that reliable, convenient and practical if you do it as a living, the cost is more than the return of your investment compared to having your own internet connection. 

On keeping a long distance relationship:
In any relationship, personal or online, constant communication is important.   My boyfriend and I video chat every day of our lives, night and day, since we declared that we love each other.  Without a reliable personal broadband communication I don't think this relationship will last this long.  We've been "together" for more than 7 years.   Like any "normal" close distance relationship, we've been through many ups and downs "together".    When we have problems or we have triumphs to share we talk about it via video chat.  We may not be able to touch and feel each other physically, as cliche as it sounds, the heart knows no distance because the internet makes it possible to bridge that gap.     My sister was once an OFW and she can attest that a simple video chat eases up her feeling of homesickness.  So never under estimate my relationship with my long distance boyfriend.  I love him and he loves me.  Love knows no boundaries anyway. Thanks to my reliable personal broadband I'm always in-touch with my love from the other side of the planet.  :)

Now, tell me, with the many benefits I get with my SMART Bro Unlimited Home Broadband connection don't you think its time you get connected now?    Why not?  Aside from the consistent surf speed and stable signal you will also get some awesome free items like an all-in-one HP Printer, a Smart Gold Lite Plan 300 with 6 months free subscription and 1 month free broadband subscription!   Better hurry up and subscribe now this offer will not last forever!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

One Week Of Free Gym To Celebrate International Fitness Week

In line with the celebration of the International Fitness Week, Fitness First will open all its doors to everyone who would like to start a healthy lifestyle.

The free gym will start on March 14-20, 2011 so that everyone gets to try a healthy living and fitness through exercise and enjoyable group activities. Fitness First had been offering this free gym every year and is now on its third year in the Philippines.

For an entire week, Fitness First will treat everyone to a selection of services. Each day will have a different focus including “Strength Day” where activities will center on how one can build their strength, “Cycle Day” in which spin classes will be offered to both rookie and experts, “Shape Day” where classes devoted to sculpting and toning one’s body will be offered with the help of different innovative techniques and free consultation with Fitness First’s resident nutritionist and “Health Check Day” which will provide participants with a 5 point health check. In addition to this, there will also be “Functional Training Day” which can help people be more productive and energized to tackle their daily activities, and “Group Exercise Day” where beginner cardio classes will be offered. Finally, to culminate the week-long celebration, “Fun Day” will give participants a preview on Fitness First’s newest weight loss program, Lose It.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm Joining Beautinomics 5th Year Anniversary Contest

Beautinomics is Celebrating her 5th Year Anniversary with an amazing contest with so many beauty products everyone would want to have.

Win prizes from Avon, Pond’s, L’Oreal Paris, The Body Shop, PureDerm, Obagi, Beauty & Minerals, Goodskin Labs and Golla! Visit Beautynomics’ 5th Year Anniversary Contest entry to know how!

To give you a more detailed information about the prizes to be won here's the list:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Be A Part Of The Largest Gathering Of Women Worldwide

Please sign-up and take part of this worldwide celebration of the 100th year of the International Women's Day! This is our time. Assert our rights. Empower women's mind and empower the women's heart.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Do We Really Need A National Bloggers Association?

UPDATE: March 7, 2010

New points to ponder:
  • Since its not mandatory to join I think its better to drop the "national" or "philippine" in the bloggers association name. 
  • Since its not mandatory to join would it discriminate the others who are non-members since you'll be making business dealing formally?  
  • While some bloggers make money from blogging the income stream is not as stable and as regular as someone who is employed and receives regular pay.  Having an organization would pave the way for someone to propose mandating tax on bloggers.


One of the episodes at DigitalFilipinoTalks series caught my attention.  It was the episode with Tonyo Cruz talking about The Need for a Philippine Bloggers Association.

He said its time for the bloggers in the Philippines to become progressive and become one and be represented by a single and formal organization that will focus on the bloggers right especially with regards to copyright issues, code of ethics, and income sharing since there's an existing informal community/organizations already.   In short, he said  its high time we set a standard to blogging in the country.

I suggest you watch the video clip of Tonyo's  interview with Ms. Janet Toral to get a better grasp of his idea of the association:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Challenge Your Body Age With Sustagen

I think I am one of the lucky 30% of adults in the country who has a younger body age than my actual biological age.

Most of the people I talked with during the Body Age Challenge event by Sustagen with Gabby Conception by Youthophia Media Philippines Inc. all complained that their body age is older than their actual age.  Take Mario Dumawan and Abby Assistco who said they were four years older.